News: Strictly Come Dancing, Boy Blue..

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Boy Blue Entertainment will be the first hip hop dance act to appear in the guest slot on Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday.

Ten members of the Olivier Award winning dance troupe will be breaking and body popping to the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons track Beggin’, sung live by the cast of the hit musical *Jersey Boys*.

Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy, choreographer and co-founder of Boy Blue Entertainment, has choreographed the piece especially for Strictly Come Dancing. He said they were delighted to be part of the show: Boy Blue Entertainment has achieved wider public attention recently, thanks to Pied Piper winning an Olivier for performances at Theatre Royal Stratford East, then being revived at the Barbican in March and as its Christmas show this year. Appearing on Strictly Come Dancing means we can potentially reach millions of people and showcase our style to those who may not be familiar with street dance. We hope that some people watching Strictly Come Dancing, who might not normally go to the theatre, will be tempted to come and see us at the Barbican later this year.”

Strictly Come Dancing, 6.50pm BBC1 Sat 14 November
Pied Piper – A Hip-Hop Dance Revolution, Barbican Theatre, Thursday 10 December – Sunday 3 January. More details/online booking: barbican.org.uk

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